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November 13, 2018
Jed Copham (center) speaks on stage during the NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals in 2018 alongside his wife, Kristi, and son Ayden. Copham was receiving recognition for the 50th anniversary of the track. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
UPDATE: NHRA honors BIR owner Jed Copham's memory - Dead at 46, Copham was innovator at race track, association president says
November 13, 2018 - 10:16am
August 21, 2018
Jed and Kristi Copham with their son, Aiden, talk to fans Sunday, Aug. 19, before final eliminations in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Racing: Passion for racing drives Copham's ownership
August 21, 2018 - 1:00pm
August 20, 2018
Waves from the crowd at Sunday's Lucas Oil Nationals at B.I.R. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
KLICK! Photo Gallery - NHRA Nationals candids Sunday Aug. 19
August 20, 2018 - 11:00am
August 17, 2018
NHRA Photo Minnesota's home-grown Summit Racing team of Greg Anderson (Duluth) and Jason Line (Wright) look to defend home turf when the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals rolls into Brainerd International Raceway.
NHRA: Anderson, Line having odd seasons in Pro Stock
August 17, 2018 - 10:00am
August 16, 2018
Courtney Force and the Advanced Auto Parts Chevy Camaro SS team will rev into action Aug. 17-29 at Brainerd International Raceway for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. Submitted photo / NHRA
NHRA: Courtney Force hoping to mimic her dad's success at BIR
August 16, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 15, 2018
NHRA: NHRA's hottest driver hoping to get hotter at BIR
August 15, 2018 - 2:00pm
August 14, 2018
Jerry Savoie waits to speed down a drag strip earlier this season. The NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle driver will attempt to defend his title Friday through Sunday Aug. 17-19 when the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals hits Brainerd International Raceway. NHRA Photo
NHRA: Savoie ready to regain winning ways at BIR
August 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 13, 2018
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Get Ready: Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals
August 13, 2018 - 2:23pm
Leah Pritchett
NHRA: Pritchett looking for another near-perfect BIR
August 13, 2018 - 1:08pm
August 10, 2018
Public open house Tuesday at the Brainerd Dispatch
August 10, 2018 - 1:00pm
July 11, 2018
Robert Higt  (near car) set the national track record for Funny Car  Friday with a time of 3.793 sec. running at a speed of 338.00mph against Matt Hagen  (far lane) who ran a speed of 336.57 mph. The two combined for the fastest side by side race in history. The record occured during the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
NHRA: Lucas Oil Products renews sponsorship of Lucas Oil NHRA Natonals in Brainerd
July 11, 2018 - 11:00am
November 13, 2017
Nov 12, 2017; Pomona, CA, USA; NHRA top fuel driver Brittany Force (left) and pro stock motorcycle rider Eddie Krawiec celebrate after winning the 2017 world championships at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Historic show of Force: 2nd woman claims title
November 13, 2017 - 11:00am
October 10, 2017
Sep 24, 2017; Mohnton, PA, USA; NHRA funny car driver Alexis DeJoria during the Dodge Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
NHRA: DeJoria to retire from racing at end of season
October 10, 2017 - 11:00am
August 19, 2017
Jason Line takes off from the starting line Saturday, Aug. 20, during a Pro-Stock qualifying round at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. (Kelly Humphrey / Forum News Service)
Drag racing: Struggles continue for NHRA locals
August 19, 2017 - 8:41pm
August 18, 2017
Minnesota natives Greg Anderson (red) and Jason Line (blue) will be looking to have everyone seeing their white smoke when the Lucas Oil Nationals begin Friday at Brainerd International Raceway.
NHRA: Minnesota's own ready to roll at BIR
August 18, 2017 - 6:00am